/Tag:Childhood Hunger
18 02, 2015

My Personal Experience With Hunger

Special Blog Post by: Suzanne Liu, Second Harvest board member My experience with hunger is a personal one. Two months after my younger brother was born, he got sick. What doctors diagnosed as a common cold was meningitis, and days later my brother passed away. In his grief, my father became addicted to drugs. We [...]

6 01, 2015

Think About a Hungry Kid’s Point of View

Special Blog Post by: Sean, Second Harvest fundraiser For his birthday, Sean came up with a creative way to fight local hunger: he asked his friends and family to donate to Second Harvest. Here are his reflections on giving back to the community - Each year on my birthday, I’ve asked my friends and family [...]

5 01, 2015

December Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Roundup" is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 12/3: Hunger in Silicon Valley: Study shows families make heartbreaking choices, MERCURYNEWS.COM "Nearly half of those we serve have had to choose between education and food... [It's] a terrible choice to have [...]

24 09, 2014

Pediatrician Inspired by Her Patients to Fight Hunger

“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighters: Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, The American Academy of Pediatrics, District 1 How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I've been drawn to the [...]

3 08, 2014

July Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 7/1: 2014 Summer Meal Service Sites, California Department of Education Find locations in California where youth 18 and under can get a prepared meal or snack this summer. Children don't need to be [...]

24 07, 2014

Doreen Knows What Children Need to Thrive

Special Blog Post By: Doreen, partner agency My name is Doreen and I work at the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Working with the YMCA’s After School and Enrichment Programs, I get to see firsthand how the food from Second Harvest Food Bank improves the lives of the children in our programs. The weekly truckload of [...]

17 05, 2014

Local Educator Stands Up for Her Students

Special Blog Post By: Lori, a volunteer site coordinator of Second Harvest Food Bank My name is Lori. I first became affiliated with Second Harvest 7 years ago when I was hired by Cabrillo School District in San Mateo County to coordinate a tutorial program. I coordinate the free breakfasts and snack program for students [...]

3 05, 2014

April Social Media Roundup

“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 4/1: Why I Lie to the Food Pantry, The Huffington Post "...there is no check box for 'barely making it even though we're working.'" Thank you, Trisha, for sharing your story 4/5: [...]

30 04, 2014

First My Child, and Then Me

Special Blog Post By: Norma, a volunteer and client of Second Harvest My name is Norma and I live in South City with my son Armando. He’s 12 and in 7th grade. I work at Marshalls part-time. I lost my partner several years ago and have struggled to keep enough food on the table. At [...]

6 03, 2014

Meet Francene and Her Family

For Francene Aquino, age 11, hunger can act just like a bully, “It can take away your lunch.” Francene lives with her mother and younger sister Arianne (age 9) in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose. The home where they rent a room stands in sharp contrast to the city filled with luxury towers, [...]